The rapid advancements in artificial intelligence or AI are poised to reshape various job landscapes.
In his recently launched book, Our Planet Powered by AI, Mark Minevich has explored the transformative impact of AI on the workforce, and he has predicted that certain career roles may become redundant as AI continues to evolve.
Identifying Vulnerable Professions
Cashiers, telemarketers, truck drivers, bookkeeping and accounting clerks, and radiologists are the professions identified by Minevich as most susceptible to automation by AI.
The vulnerability of cashiers, as he has noted, is attributed to the rise of automated stores and the more commonly seen self-checkout.
Telemarketing and Truck Driving Under Threat
Telemarketing, as Minevich has argued, is on the brink of disruption through conversational AI and chatbots, technologies that can adeptly handle persuasive communication.
He has predicted a seismic shift in the truck driving industry as autonomous vehicles become increasingly prevalent, potentially jeopardizing millions of jobs globally.
Automating Repetitive Tasks
Roles centered on repetitive data tasks, such as bookkeeping and accounting clerks, are expected to undergo automation through algorithms. This shift is envisioned to liberate human resources from mundane tasks, allowing them to engage in more intricate and strategic responsibilities.
Even specialized fields like radiology may witness the integration of AI. According to Minevich, the ongoing advancements in AI necessitate a recalibration of the workforce, urging a heightened focus on distinctly human skills that AI currently finds challenging to emulate. His insights reflect a broader trend in the employment landscape, emphasizing the significance of adapting to the evolving nature of work in the age of AI.
Amazon’s Alexa, which made its debut in households back in 2014, has become an essential feature in the lives of many. Though some have criticized the device for its security risks, others have found great use for it, from answering queries to managing tech gadgets around the house. But Alexa’s potential doesn’t end here; it can even serve as a helpful tool in matters of etiquette.
Dealing With Awkward Conversations
Imagine hosting a dinner party with friends or family, in which lively conversation takes an unexpected turn into potentially contentious topics. These matters can easily induce embarrassment, strain, or even conflicts. Rather than making an effort to alter the topic yourself, you may now assign this precarious mission to Alexa. A straightforward voice order, “Alexa, change the subject” might just be the life-saver you need to manage such sociable quandaries. It offers an amusing and jovial way to switch the conversation away from uncomfortable territory.
Alexa’s Suggested Conversation Starters
While Alexa’s intervention can be a welcome relief, its choice of conversation starters might not always lead to smoother discussions. Sample conversation topics Alexa suggests are known for their ability to stir the pot. For example, one prompt is, “Pineapple on pizza was the greatest culinary development of the 20th century. Discuss…” Another asks, “Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?” These provocative topics inject a sense of humor and playfulness into social interactions.
Beyond its capacity for supervising communication interactions, Alexa provides a variety of features and operations that users may not be aware of. For example, it gives users the capability to inspect and wipe out voice histories that it has retained. Users can also examine particular audio recordings, granting them assurance that their talks with Alexa remain private. In addition, they are able to select individual recordings to remove or do an overall deletion inside a set date.